Computing

‘Shine like stars in the universe’ 

Philippians 2;15

Our vision provides a guiding light to the pupils, staff, Governors and parents to ensure we have a dynamic mix of high achievement for all, exceptional pastoral care and expansive opportunities for the children. We want our children to become the exemplary citizens of the future. We are a vibrant, happy, family orientated community where everyone really feels they can flourish and  achieve anything to which they set their hearts and minds.

Computing

We use the National Curriculum alongside our vision to ensure we offer a dynamic mix of expansive curriculum opportunities for the children and high achievement for all. We want our children to become the exemplary citizens of the future. We use Purple Mash which uses the national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems

Our Curriculum Leader: Jude Fortune
Our Curriculum Governor: Tom Hanson

Please click to follow the links to each document listed:

Computing Overview

Key Vocabulary for Computing

Skills Progression for Computing

ICT and e-safety Policy

Enriching our curriculum in 2024 – 2025
Summer 2024Computing
  • Weekly @Sott News update for parents
  • Visit from PCSO for workshop and assembly
Autumn 2024Computing
  • Weekly @Sott News update for parents
  • Visit from PCSO for workshop and assembly
Spring 2025Computing
  • Weekly @Sott News update for parents
  • Visit from PCSO for workshop and assembly
  • Tuesday 11th February 2025: Safer internet day

CEOP

Homepage   https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Text: Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating online? Are you worried this is happening to someone you know? CEOP is here to help, you can make a report to one of CEOP’s child protection advisors who will try to help you safely and securely.

NSPCC/Childline

Homepage – https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/

Operated by the NSPCC, Childline is the main helpline for children and young people to get help, advice and support on a huge range of matters including bullying, abuse and so much more. Children can contact using a freephone number (0800 1111), email or online chat with a 1-2-1 counsellor.

Internet Matters

Home page – https://www.internetmatters.org

Internet Matters is the main portal in the UK with a huge amount of information for parents and carers to help keep children and young people safe online. On this site you will find advice according to age, advice to help with settings on the devices your children use and much more.

Common Sense Media

Home page – https://www.commonsensemedia.org

There are so many games and apps available it can be difficult for parents to keep up. If your child is asking you about a particular game or app, or if you become aware of them using something without your knowledge and you would like to know more, Common Sense Media will be able to help with reviews and advice.

South Otterington CE Primary School is strongly committed to using the Ethical Leadership Framework to create and uphold an ethos that stresses high achievement, equal opportunities, the valuing of cultural diversity, the provision of a secure environment, partnerships with parents and the wider community.